Dexron-VI Specification

During early 2005 General Motors released a newly developed automatic transmission fluid (ATF) for the factory fill of all GM Powertrain stepped gear automatic transmissions. The new fluid provides significantly improved performance in terms of friction durability, viscosity stability, aeration and foam control and oxidation resistance. In addition, the fluid has the potential to enable improved fuel economy and extended drain intervals. Since the performance of the new fluid far exceeded that of the DEXRON-III service-fill fluids available at the time it became necessary to upgrade the DEXRON service-fill specification in order to ensure that similar fluids were available in the market for service situations. This latest upgrade to the service- fill specification is designated DEXRON-VI.

Since General Motors introduced the first ATF service-fill specification in 1949 it has been periodically necessary to upgrade the specification. This upgrading process ensures that available service fill fluids are of an appropriate quality for use in transmissions that have been designed around the factory fill fluid performance. It should be noted that, as with previous upgrades, DEXRON-VI fluids are designed to be backward compatible with earlier transmission hardware. More importantly, earlier type fluids are not forward compatible with transmission hardware that was designed to use DEXRON-VI fluid, i.e. DEXRON-III is not compatible with the most recently designed transmissions, and the use of these earlier type fluids could result in transmission damage. All current calibrations and certification tests are now conducted with DEXRON-VI ATF. DEXRON-III fluids should not be used for these applications where the owners manual recommends the use of DEXRON-VI. GM does not license or support obsolete ATF specifications or the use of fluids that are being marketed against cancelled specifications.

All DEXRON-III licenses expire at the end of 2006 and will not be renewed. Beyond that date GM will only support the use of DEXRON-VI fluids for use in Hydra-Matic transmissions. Fluids sold in the market after that date bearing claims such as suitable for use in DEXRON-III applications or similar wording should be avoided. DEXRON-VI licensed fluids are fully backward compatible and can be used in all applications covered by earlier GM ATF specifications.

The use of unlicensed fluids and/or non GM approved aftermarket additives may prove detrimental to transmission performance and void warranty coverage.

There is a published list of GM-approved brands of DEXRON-VI (see page two of this release). This list represents the companies who have conducted the appropriate testing and received GM approval. Company name, license number, and brand name are shown. This list will be updated on a regular basis as more approved products are added.

 

DEXRON-VI Service Fill Approved Fluids

Company

License Number

Trade Name

Advanced Lubrication Specialties

J-60155

Advantage DEXRON-VI

Allegheny Petroleum

J-60152

Altra DEXRON-VI Transmission Fluid

Amalie Oil Company

J-60156

Amalie DEXRON-VI Synthetic ATF

Amalie Oil Company

J-60156

Wolf's Head DEXRON-VI Synthetic ATF

Amalie Oil Company

J-60156

Xcel DEXRON-VI Synthetic ATF

American Agip Co. Inc.

J-60306

Agip DEXRON-VI ATF

BP Lubricants USA, Inc.

J-60309

Castrol DEXRON-VI ATF

Cam2 International

J-60158

tbd

CAM2 Oil Products

J-60327

CAM2 Synthetic ATF DEXRON-VI

CAM2 Oil Products

J-60329

CAM2 Synthetic ATF DEXRON-VI

Carquest

J-60323

Carquest DEXRON-VI Full Synthetic ATF

Chevron Corporation

J-60005

Chevron ATF DEXRON-VI

Chevron Corporation

J-60005

Havoline ATF DEXRON-VI

Chevron Products Company

J-60308

Chevron ATF DEXRON-VI

Chevron Products Company

J-60308

Havoline ATF DEXRON-VI

Chevron Products Company

J-60336

Chevron ATF DEXRON-VI

Chevron Products Company

J-60336

Havoline ATF DEXRON-VI

Citgo Petroleum Corporation

J-60159

tbd

Citgo Petroleum Corporation

J-60317

CITGO TRANSGARD DEXRON-VI

ConocoPhillips

J-60004

ConocoPhillips Company DEXRON-VI ATF

ConocoPhilips

J-60004

Kendall Motor Oil Company DEXRON-VI ATF

ExxonMobil Corporation

J-60002

ExxonMobil IMP 6544

ExxonMobil Corporation

J-60002

Mobil DEXRON-VI ATF

Fuchs Petrolub AG

J-60310

TITAN ATF 6000 SL

GMSPO

J-60301

GM Vehicle Care DEXRON-VI ATF

GMSPO

J-60301

AC/Delco DEXRON-VI ATF

Gulf Oil International

J-60304

Gulf DEXRON-VI ATF

Gulf Oil International

J-60311

Gulf DEXRON-VI ATF

Hicks Oil Inc.

J-60326

Formula 500

Idemitsu Lubricants America Corporation

J-60332

tbd

Isuzu Motors America, Inc.

J-60333

Isuzu Automatic Transmission Fluid DEXRON-VI

Kuwait Petroleum

J-60314

Q8 Auto D VI

Lubricating Specialties Company

J-60322

Unitran DEXRON-VI

Mainlube Superior Maintenance Lubricants

J-60334

Mainlube 161

Morris Lubricants

J-60324

Morris Liquimatic DS J-60324

Northland Products

J-60316

Northland DEXRON-VI ATF

PDVSA Deltaven S.A.

J-60315

TRANSFLUIDO SINTEICO DVI

Penrite Oil Company Pty Limited

J-60302

Penrite ATF DX-VI

Penrite Oil Company Pty Limited

J-60312

Penrite ATF DX-VI

Petro-Canada Lubricants

J-60001

Petro-Canada DEXRON-VI ATF

Pinnacle Oil, Inc.

J-60321

National DEXRON-VI ATF

Pinnacle Oil, Inc.

J-60321

Marathon DEXRON-VI ATF

Pinnacle Resources, Inc.

J-60320

Multipurpose DEXRON-VI ATF

Raloy Lubricantes

J-60335

tbd

Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH

J-60331

RAVENOL DEXRON-VI

Schaeffer Manufacturing Company

J-60325

Schaeffer DEXRON-VI ATF

Shell Lubricants

J-60307

A/C Delco DEXRON-VI ATF

Shell Lubricants

J-60307

Quaker State ATF DEXRON-VI

Shell Lubricants

J-60307

Pennzoil DEXRON-VI

Shell Lubricants

J-60154

A/C Delco DEXRON-VI ATF

Shell Lubricants

J-60154

Quaker State ATF DEXRON-VI

Shell Lubricants

J-60154

Pennzoil DEXRON-VI

Sinopec Oil

J-60006

XunDong ATF VI

SK Corporation

J-60003

ZIC DEXRON-VI

Smitty's Supply

J-60153

Super S

Smitty's Supply

J-60153

Sure Guard

S Oil

J-60007

tbd

Superior Lubricants

J-60328

Tuxton DEXRON-VI ATF

SYNECO SpA

J-60338

tbd

Tianjin Idemitsu Lube Co. Ltd.

J-60337

tbd

Total Lubrifiants

J-60330

tbd

Universal Lubricants

J-60157

Universal DEXRON-VI

Valvoline

J-60151

Valvoline ATF DEXRON-VI

Valvoline

J-60319

Valvoline ATF DEXRON-VI

Valvoline (Australia) Pty Limited

J-60313

Valvoline ATF DEXRON-VI

Warren Oil Company

J-60318

COASTAL DEXRON-VI

Warren Oil Company

J-60318

WARREN DEXRON-VI

Warren Oil Company

J-60318

LUBRIGUARD DEXRON-VI

Warren Oil Company

J-60318

SERVICE PRO DEXRON-VI




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